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State Picks 10 Teachers as Regional Teachers of the Year

April 11, 2018

Ten Michigan educators have been named as 2018-19 Regional Teachers of the Year and will interview with a panel of statewide education stakeholders to determine the 2018-19 statewide Michigan Teacher of the Year. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

12 Teachers Share Their Most Important Books

March 23, 2018

In honor of National Reading Month in March, a dozen teachers tell us: “What books impacted you the most – as a child and as an educator?” ...

Topic: Grants

From ‘Professional Development’ to ‘Authentic Teacher Learning’

March 16, 2018

So what differentiates the “professional development” from the “authentic teacher learning”? Here are three ideas. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Focus. Focus. Focus ... on Grants!

March 15, 2018

While I look for something to help me with my fidgety life, Meemic Foundation traditional grants can definitely help you with those fidgety students that may be challenged to stay focus and engaged, too. ...

Topic: Notes from the Director, Grants

Teaching with Beyoncé: 'Experience First, Formalize Later'

February 20, 2018

This approach to learning is quintessential to my teaching philosophy because it engages students in multiple dimensions, making the lesson more relevant. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Take a Cue from the Olympics: NEVER Give Up!

February 13, 2018

With so many different countries, languages, ages, genders, races and religions, the one thing Olympains have in common is that they never gave up. Neither should you! ...

Topic: Notes from the Director

The Two Measures of Teacher Success

January 16, 2018

Most parents and community members will agree that the goal of education is to produce informed citizens with the knowledge and skills to be happy, productive, and successful in life. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Doodle Your Way to a Meemic Masterpiece

January 10, 2018

This is our third year for Meemic Masterpieces. Every day, I walk the hallways of Meemic headquarters with the artwork of 101 student artists bringing sunshine to our employees each day. ...

Topic: Notes from the Director, Grants

Craft Education: Teachers Can Find Inspiration in Craft Beer

December 27, 2017

What can education learn from the craft beer revolution? Start by thinking of our students as the product of an intentional brewing process instead of ready-for-college robots. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Anxiously Waiting for the Holidays

December 19, 2017

A holiday poem from us to you to thank you for all the great things you do! ...

Topic: Notes from the Director